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6 cm of textual records (part of 2 boxes)
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Series consists of Bertrand Russell's correspondence with his Stanley relatives ranging from his early life to later years and offers insight into significant events in Russell's life and the nature of his relationships with certain family members. Russell's family members often include their opinions about his writings and activities in the correspondence. Some replies are written by Lady Edith Russell. Letters from Russell are typescript copies, and several incoming letters are typescript copies although most are handwritten or typed originals.
Correspondents include Lady Alice Avebury, Andrew Cunningham, Lady Agnes Grove, Lady Dorothy Henley, Aurea Howard, Geoffry Howard, Nancy Mitford, Elspeth Fox Pitt, G.L. Fox Pitt, Cecilia Roberts, uncle Lyulph Stanley, aunt Maude Stanley, and Fabia Stanley.
Of note are letters from Russell's uncle, Lyulph Stanley, who supported Russell during WWI; some correspondence with Nancy Mitford relating to her book Voltaire in Love; correspondence with Lady Dorothy Henley relating to her book about her mother titled Rosalind Howard, Countess Carlisle; and correspondence with his cousin Elspeth Fox Pitt during Russell's second time in prison in 1961.
Acquired primarily as part of Archives 1, with some additional items acquired as part of Archives 2.
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The correspondence is arranged alphabetically and corresponds to BRACERS document number order.
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For a listing of the letters in this series, use the advanced search screen of BRACERS. In the “Class” field, enter series number: 737.
Box series for this series: 6.30; 11.08
Document numbers for this series: 737.081222-737.081280; 737.108220-737.108224
Most correspondence is found in box 6.30. Only correspondence with Carol Eden, Lady Dorothy Henley, and Elspeth Fox Pitt are in box 11.08.